Hello, it's been a while since my last post, it's a pleasure to be here again. I need a new audio interface with the following requirements: Under 1000 EUR Best audio quality possible at this price Windows 8.1 laptop based 4-6 inputs , 2-4 built in pre (I have some very good external pre ) Stability I know most good interface have at least 8 inputs, anyway I've owned an ECHO Layla 3g for 10 years(8 IN/OUT), I never used more than 2-4 inputs I keep reading very good things about the RME FIREFACE UFX, although they sell used for at least 1300 EUR here. Do you think it's wise to spend 1300 for a 7 years old interface? Are there cards comparable to the RME in sound quality with perhaps less IN/OUT? What about the new Antelope stuff?